A summer escape to Blakeney is incomplete without a trip to see the local residents – the common and grey seals! Here’s our Norfolk hotel’s guide to the Blakeney Point Seals.

Which beach is best for seals in Norfolk?

Blakeney Point is definitely the best beach for seal spotting! It’s home to England’s largest grey seal colony, with over 4,000 pups born each year. As well as grey seals, common seals can also be seen here in abundance. If you do choose to view the seals, please be conscious that they are wild animals, deserving of peace and quiet without disturbance.

What time of year are seals at Blakeney?

The seals can usually be seen from Blakeney Point all year round. The best time of year to see common seals is summer, as they have their pups between June and August. Grey seals can be seen better in winter, between November and January. Summer is the most popular time to visit, as the warm sun and blue skies seamlessly compliment your experience.

Can you see the seals without a boat?

Boats are the best way to view the Blakeney seals is by boat. Sit back and relax as you gently sail over the salt marshes and beyond. We would recommend John Bean Boat Trips, as their boats depart from Morston Quay, just seven-minutes drive from our Blakeney hotel. Book your journey in advance today: John Bean Boat Trips

Can you walk to see the seals at Blakeney Point?

You are able to walk to Blakeney Point from Cley. But, it’s very unlikely you will see the seals. The seals are located in an area cordoned off by the National Trust to preserve important breeding birds. If you would like to discover Blakeney and beyond out on foot, explore our recommendations: The Best Blakeney Walks

Are you thinking of paying a visit to the Blakeney Point seals? Stay at our nearby Norfolk hotel, a hidden gem in the countryside. Browse our website to book your next escape.